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1 CEproof International Ltd CE MARKING What is it?

2 CEproof International Ltd CE marking – What is it? What it’s Not ! What it’s Not ! –Not a Trade Mark –Not a Quality Mark –Not a Trade Barrier –Not an Option

3 CEproof International Ltd So what is it ! Conformité Européenne Conformité Européenne Conformity with EU Directives Conformity with EU Directives Product meets essential requirements Product meets essential requirements Product can be sold throughout the EU Product can be sold throughout the EU

4 CEproof International Ltd What’s the EU? Needed after WWII to prevent future conflict between France & Germany. Needed after WWII to prevent future conflict between France & Germany. Started in 1950 as European Coal & Steel Community: 6 members. Started in 1950 as European Coal & Steel Community: 6 members. Treaty of Rome 1957 created European Economic Community: EEC Treaty of Rome 1957 created European Economic Community: EEC 1973: UK, Denmark & Ireland : 9 members 1973: UK, Denmark & Ireland : 9 members 1981: Greece, Spain & Portugal : 12 members 1981: Greece, Spain & Portugal : 12 members Treaty of Maastricht 1993 created the European Union Treaty of Maastricht 1993 created the European Union 1995: Austria, Finland & Sweden : 15 members 1995: Austria, Finland & Sweden : 15 members 2004: 10 new Members: 25 Member States & 3 EEA 2004: 10 new Members: 25 Member States & 3 EEA

5 CEproof International Ltd The full Story

6 CEproof International Ltd The EEC resulted in:- An ad hoc number of product standards. An ad hoc number of product standards. Incompatible product standards. Incompatible product standards. Barriers to trade between Member States. Barriers to trade between Member States. A lot of languages. A lot of languages.

7 CEproof International Ltd This was solved by:- Development of policy Statements i.e. EC DIRECTIVES Development of policy Statements i.e. EC DIRECTIVES Harmonisation of Product Legislation- Standards i.e. BS/EN/ISO/DIN Harmonisation of Product Legislation- Standards i.e. BS/EN/ISO/DIN

8 CEproof International Ltd What’s a Directive? A policy statement detailing essential requirements for health, safety, consumer protection and environment. A policy statement detailing essential requirements for health, safety, consumer protection and environment. Contains no technical content. Contains no technical content. The Directives must be adopted by every member state as national law and therefore becomes enforceable by the national legislative bodies. The Directives must be adopted by every member state as national law and therefore becomes enforceable by the national legislative bodies. Currently 35 Directives – 21 provide for CE marking Currently 35 Directives – 21 provide for CE marking

9 CEproof International Ltd What’s a Standard? Not just ISO 9001 Not just ISO 9001 ISO - has standards and 1100 new each year. ISO - has standards and 1100 new each year. EN - European Norm; harmonised standard. EN - European Norm; harmonised standard. BS - British Standard; mostly harmonised with EN. BS - British Standard; mostly harmonised with EN. DIN -Deutsches Institut für Normung: mostly harmonised with EN. DIN -Deutsches Institut für Normung: mostly harmonised with EN.

10 CEproof International Ltd What does all this mean for NZ manufactures ? Same rules apply as in the EU. Same rules apply as in the EU. Need to recognise applicable Directives & Standards. Need to recognise applicable Directives & Standards. Mutual Recognition Agreements Mutual Recognition Agreements –Limited to EMC & cranes. Require Technical File, D of C & OM. Require Technical File, D of C & OM.

11 CEproof International Ltd What’s of most current use in NZ Machinery Directive - 98/37/EC Machinery Directive - 98/37/EC Pressure Equipment Directive - 97/23/EC Pressure Equipment Directive - 97/23/EC EMC /108/EC EMC /108/EC Noise Directive /14/EC Noise Directive /14/EC Recreational Craft Directive – 2003/44/EC Recreational Craft Directive – 2003/44/EC

12 CEproof International Ltd Conformity Assessment Modules Module A : Internal Control of Production (design) Module A : Internal Control of Production (design) Module B : EC Type Examination (design) Module B : EC Type Examination (design) Module C : Conformity to Type (production) Module C : Conformity to Type (production) Module D : Production Quality Assurance (prod.) Module D : Production Quality Assurance (prod.) Module E : Product Quality Assurance (prod.) Module E : Product Quality Assurance (prod.) Module F : Product Verification (prod.) Module F : Product Verification (prod.) Module G : Unit Verification (design & prod.) Module G : Unit Verification (design & prod.) Module H : Full Quality Assurance (design & prod) Module H : Full Quality Assurance (design & prod)

13 CEproof International Ltd Machinery Directive 98/37/EC Applied by definition. Applied by definition. Often used as “Overarching” Directive. Often used as “Overarching” Directive. Annex IV & V requirements Annex IV & V requirements Module A requirements Module A requirements Concept of “Manufacturer”, “Authorized Representative” & “Keeper of Technical Documents in the EU”. Concept of “Manufacturer”, “Authorized Representative” & “Keeper of Technical Documents in the EU”.

14 CEproof International Ltd Pressure Equipment Directive 97/23/EC Subject to MRAs Subject to MRAs Can use AS/NZ Standards Can use AS/NZ Standards Design verification required Design verification required –Can be done by NZ Engineers –IANZ registered

15 CEproof International Ltd EMC 2004/108/EC Requires involvement of CABs. Requires involvement of CABs. CABs based in NZ. CABs based in NZ. Same as NB in the EU. Same as NB in the EU. Issues Certificate of Compliance. Issues Certificate of Compliance. Sum of CE marked parts do not make the whole. Sum of CE marked parts do not make the whole.

16 CEproof International Ltd Noise Directive 2000/14/EC Applicable only to outdoors Applicable only to outdoors Indoor noise subject to EU National Health & Safety policy. Indoor noise subject to EU National Health & Safety policy. Can be tested in NZ to ISO 3744 Can be tested in NZ to ISO 3744 Test sites difficult to find. Test sites difficult to find.

17 CEproof International Ltd How to get the information EU Web Sites EU Web Sites –ec.europa.eu.int/comm/index –www.bsonline.bsi-global.com Publications Publications –T & E how to guide –UK Dept of Trade & Industry –EU based manufactures - Vickers

18 CEproof International Ltd Achieving compliance – who can help? Help yourself at first – it’s cheaper! Help yourself at first – it’s cheaper! –Obtain / keep paper work from suppliers. –Use CE – EU marked components –Have a documented quality system. –Keep plan revisions up to date. –Don’t reinvent the wheel, know and understand standards. –EU runs on paperwork – be part of it.

19 CEproof International Ltd Achieving compliance – who can help? – pt 2 Use National Resources – ie IRL Use National Resources – ie IRL EU Web Sites EU Web Sites IANZ IANZ T & E T & E NZ Consultants NZ Consultants NZ CABs (Conformity Assessment Bodies) NZ CABs (Conformity Assessment Bodies)

20 CEproof International Ltd Achieving compliance – who can help? – pt 3 You will need: You will need: –A time frame for compliance –Plans, elevations & final drawings. –A working prototype. –Standards compliance paperwork. –Clear lines of responsibility. –Photos

21 CEproof International Ltd CE MARKING CE MARKING Must be kept in the proportions shown. Must be kept in the proportions shown. Cannot be altered. Cannot be altered. Must be at least 5mm in height Must be at least 5mm in height Can be included on the Builders Plate Can be included on the Builders Plate

22 CEproof International Ltd What if I don’t have CE ? Product is not compliant with EU Legislation. Product is not compliant with EU Legislation. Product can then be: Product can then be: – restricted –prohibited from sale – forced to withdraw from EU marketplace

23 CEproof International Ltd CE MARKING Not difficult Just complicated Just complicated


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